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Deaths ignites change to WA abalone season

The WA government has changed the abalone season to run over summer after four people lost their lives in rough weather conditions in the past five years. Abalone fishing used to be open to licensed fishers for just five hours every year, from 7am to 8am on the first Sunday of every month from November […]

October 15th, 2017
Topic: ABALONE, SEALIFE FISHING, Western Australia Tags: , , , , ,

Crayfish bonanza for Bunbury fishers in Western Australia ahead of ‘white run’

When you see the size of the crayfish these blokes are catching, it’s a wonder they didn’t sink their boat on the way back. A group of divers fishing off Bunbury have posted video footage of them plucking enormous western rock lobsters from the sea bed – some so big they barely fit inside their catch […]

November 26th, 2016
Topic: SEALIFE FISHING, VIDEOS AUDIOS, Western Australia Tags: None

Life and death in WA’s Wheatbelt: a farmer’s struggle

The challenges facing John Shadbolt and son Gerard in Mukinbudin are typical of those confronting many Wheatbelt farmers. Photo: Simon White Suicide fears in regional WA as farmers struggle to make ends meet If the heat isn’t the first thing that gets you, it will probably be the silence. The Wheatbelt region of Western Australia […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, FARM PROPERTIES, FARMING, LIFESTYLES GENERAL, PEOPLE, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, Western Australia Tags: None

Severe hail storms damage vineyards across Western Australia’s great southern and south west wine regions

Vineyards in the south of Western Australia could see yield losses of up to 30 per cent after they were hit by damaging hail storms this week. Severe thunderstorms struck the South West and Great Southern regions on Wednesday evening. Wineries in Frankland and Pemberton were hardest hit, with reports of hail completely stripping vines […]

October 26th, 2014
Topic: FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, Grape vines, STATES, WEATHER, Western Australia Tags: , ,